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Empower athletes to excel: Earn your UKSCA Level 3 Strength and Conditioning Trainer Qualification

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UK Strength and Conditioning Association’s Level 3 Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Trainer Award

The UK Strength and Conditioning Association’s Level 3 Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Trainer Award gives you a nationally recognised qualification and has been heavily subsidised by Sport Wales for coaches or PE teachers working in the Welsh Sporting System.

The course is:

  • CIMPSA-endorsed
  • Run by professional S&C coaches with experience working in 16 different sports at the elite level
  • Includes ongoing mentorship with Sport Wales S&C staff
  • Heavily subsidised by Sport Wales - £400 (instead of up to £1,500)
  • Is suitable for coaches at all levels, PE teachers and other sports leaders

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Testimonial - Mark Earle, Welsh Judo

What did you find has been the impact on you of going through the course - what do you plan to take into your day to day? 

The biggest impact the course had on me was the importance of correctly including and executing good quality foundation movement skills. I have seen many chronic injuries develop in athletes in later stages of their judo careers and I recognise that developing movement skills and good technique will dramatically reduce the chances of this being a problem in the later stages of an athletes development. 

What did you value most about the course? Anything that makes it different to other courses you’d considered? 

I valued several things about the course, Firstly, I like the way it was delivered. It was clear that the course leaders were keen and motivated to help me through the course. They were available and responsive to support in answering questions and providing relevant information. I think this was probably the first time they had delivered this course so there were occasions where they would openly say that they would come back on some questions that I might have. The Foundations of S&C book was well structured and the way the assignments provided guided me through the book was very helpful and logical.

Would you recommend it to other coaches, if so why? 

I would recommend  this course to other coaches, because I think it gives fundamental knowledge of strength and conditioning  to governing body coaches which allows conversations in the future with UK sport S&C appointed expert coaches, to talk on a higher level which ultimately has a greater impact on better delivery to the athletes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t commit to one of the days / weekends?

Whilst we recommend attending all face-to-face days to get the most out of the course, you will still be able to complete the qualification if you cannot attend one of the days/weekends. You may need to complete some catch up independent work at home, or worst case scenario come in during a weekday or evening if you miss one of the practical assessments.

Do you cater for specific learning needs?

Yes. Please let us know if you have any specific learning requirements or ongoing injuries which may impact your ability to take part in a practical session, and we will cater for these on your course.

Will this allow me to be insured/covered to deliver in a gym-based environment?

Yes! If you already work through a NGB or school, the qualification should allow you deliver S&C as part of your employment and be covered on their existing liability policy. You can also decide to take out private insurance if you would like to do your own private S&C work outside of your organisation.

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